Plan Check Engineer
$104,901.89 - $133,884.19 Annually
Sunnyvale, CA Job Type Full-Time Department Community Development Job Number 19-00106 Closing
7/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
Description Plan Check Engineer Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity The City of Sunnyvale offers: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits Classic CalPERS members have 4% of the employee contributions paid by the City, leaving only 3% for the employee to contribute. Retiree medical benefits available The City of Sunnyvale is seeking a Plan Check Engineer to provide building construction inspections. The Building Safety team works as one solution-driven, cohesive team, and encourages leadership from the ground-up (are you the next Plan Check Engineer to join the team?) . This position is part of a 21-person building safety team that includes plan checking, inspection and administrative staff; the team works on a variety of projects from single-family maintenance, remodel and commercial tenant improvements in existing and new buildings, new construction of large development projects of townhomes, apartments, hotels, and Class A office buildings. The City of Sunnyvale is known for a focus on service including the timely processing of permits and development plans. Under supervision of the Senior Plan Check Engineer, performs professional duties involving the review and checking of building and site plans to ensure compliance with City codes and ordinances and performs related work as assigned. The ideal candidate will have strong technical expertise in plans, specifications and structural calculations for a range of residential, commercial, office and industrial buildings, is a good communicator to coworkers, contractors and other members of the public, and will be able to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other required documents. The candidate will advise professional engineers, architects and others concerning code requirements, engineering and planning problems arising in the preliminary design of buildings; assists building inspectors in difficult or unusual code interpretation; ensure safe construction of building based on structural adequacy and compliance with building codes; and other related duties of a plan check engineer. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Plan Check Engineer is a fully qualified journey-level professional classification. This classification is responsible for checking building permit applications for residential, commercial, industrial, and public assembly construction. This classification differs from Plan Checker in that the Plan Check Engineer is a registered engineer. This classification is further distinguished from the Senior Plan Check Engineer in that the Senior Plan Check Engineer has full supervisory responsibility for staff. Essential Job Functions (May include, but are not limited to, the following): Reviews plans, specifications, and structural calculations submitted for residential, commercial, and industrial developments to insure compliance with all building codes, ordinances, and regulations. Advises professional engineers, architects, and others concerning code requirements, engineering, and planning problems arising in the preliminary design of buildings and structures. Prepares code complying lists during plan review. Assists Building Inspectors in difficult or unusual code interpretation as it applies to various structures. Works closely with and provides information to professional engineers, architects, contractors, and the general public regarding building code and other general requirements concerning buildings and structures. Ensures safe construction of buildings based on structural adequacy and compliance with building codes. May issue permits after review of plans and make random inspections of major projects. WORKING CONDITIONS Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, books and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in structural or civil engineering, architecture or a related field; AND Four years of progressively responsible experience in civil or structural engineering experience. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of structural and non-structural design and plan review. Codes, laws, and regulations as related to Titles 19 and 24 of the California Administrative Code, Title 20 of the Municipal Code, Uniform Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. Site plans and architectural designs to determine compliance with appropriate State and local codes and ordinances. Structural engineering principles and practices as applied to building design and construction. Building construction procedures and practices. Office methods, procedures, software and equipment. Ability to: Read and interpret site plans, building plans, specifications, calculations, and codes and determine compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances. Examine and note deficiencies of plans, calculations and specifications. Organize and maintain a variety of records, including statistical permit processing data. Operate a computer using word processing and business software and other office equipment. Coordinating the flow of assigned work. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain and promote positive and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, the general public, contractors and design professionals. Demonstrate initiative and exercise good judgment in the performance of duties. Work independently and as a team member; recognize and set priorities and meet deadlines. Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner. Licenses/Certificates: Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority and a safe driving record. Possession and continued maintenance of registration as a professional civil or structural engineer issued by the State of California. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS A Master's degree in structural engineering. Possession and continued maintenance of certification as an ICC Plans Examiner, residential and commercial. Application and Selection Process If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 (postmarks or faxes are not accepted). Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at Sunnyvale.ca.gov and click Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. EXAM PROCESS Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2019 . (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources). SELECTION PROCESS Those candidates that receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies. Top candidates on the eligibility list will be invited to participate in a selection interview with the department on Friday, August 16, 2019 . Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as a medical exam(s) administered by a City selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing. INFORMATION ABOUT PROOF OF EDUCATION Please note: Any successful candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Positions in this job classification are represented by the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA). The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application. Summary of Sunnyvale's Employees Association (California Family Rights Act) Rights and Obligations 01 Instructions for completing the supplemental questionnaire: This supplemental questionnaire will be a primary tool in the evaluation of your qualifications for this position. The supplemental information that you provide will be evaluated along with your completed application. Please limit your response to one page per question. In answering the question(s), be as specific as you can. Some questions may include multiple parts (i.e., (a), (b), (c), (d), etc.). Please make sure to address each part of each question in the supplemental questionnaire below. Please be advised that you will be 'timed out' of this page after 30 minutes. Therefore, it is best to copy the supplemental questions that require text answers from this page into a document that you can save on your computer, produce your responses in that document, and then copy and paste the responses into the space provided below. Additionally, please save your work continuously.
The completed application and responses to supplemental questions constitute an examination. Note: qualifying experience must be reflected on the job application form.
Resumes may be attached, but they will not be accepted in lieu of completing the job experience section of the application or the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be used to further identify those applicants who are best qualified to continue in the selection process for this position. Your responses to the questions that require you to detail your background and experience should include the following information:* The number of years of experience you have had performing the duties that you are describing;
The name(s) and type(s) of organization(s) where you obtained such experience; and,
Your role and specific responsibilities within the organization(s). *Responses to the supplemental questions that indicate "see resume" are considered incomplete.
By checking the 'Yes' response below, I indicate that I have read these instructions for completing the supplemental questionnaire and in accordance with these instructions, I understand that written responses to the supplemental question(s) listed below are required, in order to evaluate my qualifications for this position and for my application to be considered complete.
Additionally, I certify that I have completed the following supplemental questionnaire on my own; the answers accurately reflect my training, education and experience; and, I understand that my responses are subject to verification. Yes No 02 Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in structural or civil engineering, architecture or a related field? Yes No 03 Do you have four years of progressively responsible experience in civil or structural engineering? Yes No 04 If you answered "yes" to the question above, please describe your experience below including: the agency you worked for, the number of years you worked for that agency or employer, and your specific duties. If you do not have this experience, please indicate N/A below. 05 Please describe your experience in structural design, including various types of structures (i.e. wood, concrete, steel). Provide two examples of large or complicated buildings you designed. If you do not have this experience, please enter N/A in the space below. 06 Please describe your experience in plan checking the structural design of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, Provide two examples of projects that you have plan checked. If you do not have this experience, please enter N/A in the space below. 07 Are you registered as a professional civil or structural engineer in the State of California? If yes, please enter your license number in the space below. If you are not registered as a professional civil or structural engineer in the State of California, please enter N/A in the space below. Required Question
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505 West Olive Ave., Suite 200
Sunnyvale, California, 94086
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